Address:- Office of the district food processing industries and horticulture, new collectorate building(5th Floor), 7 Rishi Bankim Chandra Road, Howrah-711101.


Telephone No.: 033-26380034(FPI & Horticulture), 9903830620(Food Processing Industries)

Email ID: horticulturehowrah[at]gmail[dot]com (For Horticulture),fpdosjana[at]gmail[dot]com (For Food Processing Industries)

About the department:- 

 Department of Food Processing Industries became operational from May 1992. In due course Directorate of Horticulture came from Agriculture Department and joined this department in April 1997 and it came to be known as Department of Food Processing Industries and Horticulture. A separate Directorate for Food Processing Industries was formed in1998 that became fully functional from 2009. Directorate of Cinchona and other Medicinal Plants was brought administrative control of this Department from Commerce and Industries Department in the end of 2006. West Bengal State Food Processing and Horticulture Development Corporation Limited responsible for implementing various projects of this Department is also under administrative control of this Department.

Structure of Department :-


Schemes under that department:-   RKVY,NHM and STATE DEVELOPMENT HORTICULTURE SCHEME.                                                                             

About the schemes
Sl. No. Project Cost Norms Pattern of Assistance Guidelines Followed (MIDH/PKVY.)
A. Integrated development of Vegetable and Spices in WB:
1 Area expansion of Vegetables Rs 50000/- Ha 40% of the Cost for S&M farmers MIDH
B. Integrated development of Fruits and Flowers in WB:
2 Area Expansion of Cut Flowers Rs 1.00 Lakh/- Ha 40% of the Cost for S&M farmers MIDH
3 Area Expansion of Loose Flowers Rs 40000/- Ha 40% of the Cost for S&M farmers MIDH
4 Area Expansion of Bulbous Flowers Rs 1.50 Lakh/- Ha 40% of the Cost for S&M farmers MIDH
C. Hi-tech Horticulture in WB:
2 Poly House: Bamboo Structure Rs.450/- Sq. mt. 50% of the Cost for per Sq. mt MIDH
3 Shade Net House: Bamboo structure Rs.360/- Sq. mt. 50% of the Cost for per Sq. mt MIDH
4 Poly House/Green House: Tubular structure Rs.1060/- 50% of the Cost for per Sq. mt MIDH
5 Construction  of Shade Net House Tubular Structure Rs.710/- 50% of the Cost for per Sq. mt MIDH
6 Vegetables grown under Protected  Structure Rs.140/- 50% of the Cost for per Sq. mt MIDH
D. Infrastructural development for Organic farming in WB:
1 Construction of Vermi-compost Unit (7’X3’X1’) Rs.5000/- Unit 100% to the beneficiary PKVY
E. Project for additional income Generation and asset Creation of farmers in West Bengal (I&A)
1 Power Tiller (8 BHP and Above) Rs 1.50 Lakh/- Unit Rs. 75000/- per unit MIDH
F. Capacity Building and Human Resource Development in West Bengal (PG)

Training of Farmers

By resource institutes

Rs. 30000/- per unit 100 % to beneficiary MIDH

Required Eligibility for applying the schemes:-

  • Small and Marginal farmers in this State and his/her own cultivable Land record (Khatiyan/Dalil) & proper leased documents.
  •  Farmer’s own Address proof Indentity (Like Voter/Aadhaar card) and Bank Account’s details.                                                                                                     

Method of applying for the scheme :-   

      A. For Horticulture:

  • Prescribe departmental application form which is available in DHO & SDHO Office and as well as concerned Panchayat  Samity .
  • Fill up the Application Form with duly signed and attach with photocopy of the proper desired documents.
  • After that the filled application form should be submitted to the Gram Panchayat Office for verification and recommendation by the Gram Panchyat Pradhan.
  • After that Gram Panchyat Pradhan’s recommended application form should be passed by the Block Krishi -O-Sech Sthayee Samity meeting.
  •  After that the application form is needed for recommendation by the Sabhapati of Panchayat Samity and BDO, 
  • Finally, Block recommended application form should be submitted to the Sub-divisional Horticulture Office, Uluberia and District Horticulture office, Howrah.

     B. For Food Processing Industries:

  • For Technical support to set up Food Processing Industries contact with District Food Processing Development Officer. 
Sl. No. Name of the Schemes Area Coverage Financial Achievement
(In ha/No./Unit/)
(In ha/No./Unit)
( In Lakh)
( In Lakh)
1. Area expansion of Vegetables 100 ha 100 20.00 20.00
2. Area Expansion of Cut Flowers 50 ha 50 20.00 20.00
3. Area Expansion of Loose Flowers 20 ha 20 3.20 3.20
4. Poly House: Bamboo Structure 12000 Sq. M 12000 Sq. M 27.00 27.00
5. Shade Net House: Bamboo structure 6000 Sq. M 6000 Sq. M 10.80 10.80
6. Poly House/Green House: Tubular structure 1000 Sq. M 1000 Sq. M 5.30 5.30
7. Cost of Planting Materials and Cultivation of High-Valued Vegetables grown in Poly/Shade Net House 19000 Sq. M 19000 Sq. M 13.30 13.30
8. Construction of Vermi-compost Unit (7’X3’X1’) 100 Units 100 Units 5.00 5.00
9. Power Tiller (8 BHP and Above) 10 Nos. 10 Nos. 7.50 7.50
  Grand Total     112.10 112.10


Sl. No. Name of Beneficiaries NMFP Project Commodities/Products Project Cost

( Rs. in Crores)

Location (Block/Sub-division) Status of Project
1 Shree Krishan Company(Manufacturers) Pvt. Ltd. Yes Potato Chips 16.3667 Kandua Food Park Running
2 Ganesh Grains Ltd. Yes Sattu & other Cereals 7.65 Sankrail Industrial Park Running
3 Shridhara Foods Private Ltd. Yes Cashew nuts Processing 2.0767 Vill – Madhya Santoshpur, P.O. Bargachia, P.S. Jagathballavpur Running
4 Suryodaya Edibles (India) Private Ltd. Yes Pulse Milling 3.6164 Kandua Food Park Running
5 Chandrani Food Processing Pvt. Ltd. Yes Oil Milling 9.41 Kandua Food Park Running
6 Anjaniputra Bakers Pvt. Ltd. Yes Biscuits, Cakes etc. 12.0244 Mouza – Tulshiberia, JL No. – 1, P.S. – Tulshiberia, Uluberia Closed

 Grievance Redressal:

  • For any grievance relating to FPI & Horticulture, please communicate with above mentioned Mail IDs & Contact No.

What is the mechanism for implementation of RKVY scheme?

RKVY is centrally and State Sponsored Scheme wherein the implementing agencies are State Level Selection Committee (SLSC) and the Nodal department is State Agriculture department. In the total outlay of RKVY, central contributes 60% for general States and 90% for NE and Himalayan States whereas general States contribute 40 % and NE and Himalayan States contribute 10%. Accordingly, implementing agencies submit a Annual Action Plan (AAP) for the approval supported with data/write up on outcome of past interventions and also covering the details of various interventions proposed to be taken up during the current financial year. While finalizing the AAPs, due attention is paid for earmarking specific targets for Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and women beneficiaries. As an inbuilt provision under RKVY scheme, higher rates of subsidy have been envisaged for taking up activities like creation of infrastructure for post harvest management and marketing of horticulture produce along with area expansion by beneficiaries in the North Eastern States, Himalayan States, Tribal Sub-plan areas, Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep Islands.

What are the Major Interventions of RKVY?

  • Under RKVY, financial assistance is provided for following major interventions/activities:
  • Setting up of nurseries, tissue culture and Mushroom Production units for production of quality seed   

    and planting material. 

  • Area expansion i.e. hybrid vegetables, flowers and Spices plants.
  • Protected cultivation, i.e. poly-house, green-house, etc, to improve the productivity & grow off- season 

   high value vegetables and flowers.

  • Organic farming : vermi-compost unit for Vegetables .

What is the pattern of assistance under RKVY for organizing seminar, workshop and other HRD activities?

Provision exists under RKVY for organizing seminars, conferences, workshops, exhibitions, Kishan Mela, horticulture shows etc for creating awareness among farmers. Assistance is provided for organizing State or District level Seminar and Workshop @100% of the cost to the per event of one or two days  and district level farmer’s  training and HRD activities  assistance is provided @ 100% of cost to the maximum of Rs 2.00 Lakh per event of two days.

What is the strategy of the RKVY Scheme?

To achieve the objectives of the Mission, the broad strategy comprise the following:

  • Adopt an end-to-end holistic approach covering production, post harvest management, processing and marketing to assure appropriate returns to growers/producers;
  •  Promote R&D technologies for production, post- harvest management and processing;
  • Enhance acreage, coverage, and productivity through:-
    • Diversification, from traditional crops to plantations, flower and vegetable gardens.
    • Extension of appropriate technology to farmers for high-tech horticulture cultivation and precision farming.
  • Improve post harvest management, processing for value addition and marketing infrastructure.
  • Adopt a co-ordinated approach and promote partnership, convergence and synergy among R&D, processing and marketing agencies in public as well as private sectors, at the  national, regional, state and sub-state levels;
  • Promote capacity-building and Human Resource Development at all levels. 

What is the pattern of assistance under RKVY for promotion of FPOs?

Promotion and strengthening of Farmer Interest Groups (FIG), Farmer Producer Organizations (FPO) and Growers Associations have been included as a component under MIDH. Assistance is provided to such groups, as per the norms specified by SFAC (Small Farmers Agri-Business Consortium) , for taking up of innovative projects in the area of horticulture development, post harvest management, processing and marketing.

What is Horticulture Area Production Information System (HAPIS)?

  • Horticulture Statistics Division of Department of Agriculture and Cooperation has introduced a web enabled work flow based system namely Horticulture Area Production Information System (HAPIS) for ensuring the timely availability of relevant and latest data on horticulture crops at sub-national level.
  • The system provides online interface enabling data flow from Districts to States and thereon to the centre. It is accessible within the NIC network, web enabled work flow based system for monitoring area and production of horticultural crops. It was launched in 2015.

What is Bhuvan RKVY Geo-tagging portal ?

  • Geo-tagging initiative is taken up using an android app to precisely locate RKVY assets through Bhuvan Geo-portal. Portal provides facility to visualize asset spread in the context of high resolution image backdrop with GIS analytical capabilities.
  • Geo-tagging is the process of appending geographic coordinates to media based on the location of a mobile device. Geo-tags can be applied to photos, videos, websites, text messages, and QR codes, and could also include time stamps or other contextual information.

What are the types of Food Processing Industries?

Eligible Food Processing sectors includes: 

      1. Fruits & vegetables processing (Fruit juice, pulp, jam, jelly, Sauce, Puree & Ketch-Up , Pickles, Chutney, Kasundi, Squash, Synthetic drinks, Mango processing, Lime Processing,Jackfruit Product, Papain Enzyme, Fruit Bars, Amla products,Raisin(Kishmish)  etc).
      2. Individual Quick Frozen (IQF) Fruits & Vegetables, Packed Fresh Vegetables (Minimally Processed),Canned Pineapple Products, Apple Preservation. 
      3. Milk Processing (Ice cream, Ghee, Paneer, Dahi, Lassi, Butter, Ultra High temperature Double Toned milk etc). 
      4. Meat (Chicken, Goat meat etc) / Fish processing (Prawn Processing, Ruhi, Catla Processing/Freezing etc). 
      5. Ready-to -eat / Ready-to- Cook Food Products / Breakfast cereals. 
      6. Snacks (chanachur, chips, Bhujia, Cashewnut, Dalmoot ,Potato Chips packed in Nitrogen Flushed 
      7. Bakery (Bread, Cake, Biscuit, Cookies, Pastries, Cream Rolla etc.)
      8. Grains (Dal Mill) / Pulses, Oil seed milling and processing based on modern technology. Muri Mill, Noodles(Pasta ,Macaroni, Vermicelli etc) plant.
      9. Modern Rice milling
      10. Other agri –horti products including spices, coconut, soybean, mushroom processing, honey processing.
      11. Fruits / Honey based wines
      12. Beer Processing.
      13. Natural food flavors, food additives / food extracts & colors, oleoresins, cocoa products etc.
      14. Any other Processing factory that makes food products fit for human and animal consumption.
      15. Spice powder, chain restaurants.
      16. Carbonated drinks.
      17. Sugar mills (from jaggery).
      18. Modern multipurpose cold storage/ Ripening Chamber.
      19. Bori, Papad, Chocolate, Sweet  manufacturing plant, Canned Sweetmeat  (Rasogolla, Golabjamun).
      20. Fish Feed factory.
      21. Natural Vinegar.
      22. Dehydrated  Vegetables & Powders.
      23. Mushroom Cultivation & processing, Oyster Mushrooms.
      24. Candy & Fruit Toffees.
      25. Fruit Preservation.
      26. Tutty Fruits.
      27. Animal Feed Factory
      28. Potato Craker
      29. Other Human Consume Food Products.

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